Dr Whitehouse-Tedd’s teaching contributions are on BSc (Hons) Animal Biology, BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology and MSc Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation. Her research primarily focuses on nutrition and husbandry of zoo-housed carnivores.
Previous research projects have included:
Diet and gastrointestinal health in captive cheetahs: an epidemiological survey
Environmental enrichment strategies in captive cheetahs
Diet evaluation and review of captive rare ungulate species in the UAE.
Hindgut fermentation in captive cheetah nutrition and health
Livestock guarding dogs as a non-lethal predator control method for in situ conservation of cheetahs and other predators.
Dr. Whitehouse-Tedd has supervised students involved in field research in South Africa, investigating the efficacy of livestock guarding dogs as a method of non-lethal predator control, as well as students investigating a variety of husbandry, behaviour and welfare questions in zoo animals.
Scientific Advisor for Cheetah Outreach Trust, South Africa. Providing supervisory and consultancy-based work for projects relating to cheetah nutrition, in situ conservation research and captive cheetah behaviour and welfare projects.
Consultant for international zoos on cheetah hand-rearing, nutrition and husbandry.